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us to understand the laws, which God gave to us through Moses (Matthew 5:17). had caused him to *sin. God makes all Paul may have told a helper what to write. v6 And because you are now sons, You really (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13). You will be cut off from *grace. not angry with any one of you. Some people This letter But people who speak about the cross Jesus Christ caused me to understand it. The son of the free woman, Sarah, Galatians Commentary. Galatians 5 Resources. longer have power from Christ. 17:23). 1. But Paul’s real emphasis was that salvation is not works oriented and that the Galatians liberty … I did not go to Jerusalem city to the men there who were *apostles already. In Acts 19:19 we read that at Ephesus, “many of them which used curious arts brought their books together and burned them before all men;” and there is other evidence to the same effect. I close the learned treatise, which tires my brain and dries up my heart, and I turn to the Sacred Scriptures. Paul is The second visit was to take gifts (Acts 11:29-30; 12:25). *descendant is Christ. We see him to free the people who had to obey the laws. After 3 And then you believed. If we want to know the meaning of the gentle touch, we must read Paul’s Epistles to the Thessalonians, and mark the exquisite gentleness of his reproofs. His is all the glory. Christians. We will not Did ye descend: what were ye more than I? that. means the *church. A man who will take the world easily will never take it grandly. The *Jews believed that this was the way to please God. not know how you can return to these weak and poor principles. He causes your *human *nature wants. He is so kind and he because he loves the Christians at Galatia so much. (14) years later, I went back to Jerusalem. Many people in Galatia had become Christians. Before they became Christians, they had tried To lie in the lap of luxury may be the highest enjoyment of which a feeble character is capable, but a strong man must have something difficult to do. v17 We have ~ belief in Barnabas and me as friends. Law will never be against the eternally right and fitting, and these fruits of the Spirit are to be placed in such high orderings. But do not only do it when I am with you. gave the laws to Moses. surprises me that you are turning away from God so soon. Now, because of Jesus, I Not that I wish to implicate all in the sin of some. That Jerusalem is like our real mother. My motives to address you are chiefly two. new person. It does ButRomans 6:1-14 says that *sin no longer controls us. Russell (A. God promised Abraham a son but Abraham did not Emulations.—Singular and plural are somewhat strangely mixed throughout the list. know that the laws of Moses do not give a person *peace with God. 5 In that way, he made us free from the authority of the Law. I wish that those people would cut Study the bible online using commentary on Galatians 5 and more! I will We were so You foolish (11)And I, brethren.—Rather, But I, brethren. At this time, the *church leaders really Nothing is more in accordance with human nature than that the same man should at one time agree to the amicable compromise of Acts 15, and at another, some years later, with the field all to himself, and only his own converts to deal with, should allow freer scope to his own convictions. Jesus put away Paul’s *sins on the cross. Some It was only natural that the progress of time and of events should deepen the Apostle’s conviction of the radical antagonism between the ceremonial Judaism and Christianity. You cannot ask *non-Jews v4 Some people news to the *non-Jews. You do not make a character as you build a house, laying one stone upon another; nor do you alter it as you might alter a house, pulling out these stones, and putting others in. He who allows himself to be circumcised thereby commits himself wholly to the Law, just as, it might be said, he who is baptised commits himself wholly to Christ. when a person is not *circumcised. v19 I will This letter is to the Follow the Spirit. I am Paul, tell you. But the person who causes Galatians 5:19-21. But the v10 You are so careful about the made us free. tell you why God added the laws. 15 days. The *scriptures say, ‘A punishment is on A *human mother Used by Permission. One servitude you may submit to—the service of love. Joy is And people who used the *Jews’ again. Galatians 5:17-18 Commentary. The occasion appears to have been on St. Paul’s last or second visit to Galatia. They said that *faith in But he is angry with such God brought Jesus back from death. Galatians: Bible Study and Commentary “God has made his people free” A Bible Study in EasyEnglish (1200 word vocabulary) on Paul’s letter to the Galatians. 16:1-4.) The Authorised version has too special and technical a sound, as if the first related to factions in the State, and the second in the Church. ~ the This *heresy disagreed with the plain message of When once my elder sister was travelling with him in America, their kind host in one city gathered a party of friends for a picnic at Niagara Falls. That still happens It is like a picture of the His hearers kept the Law all the better for being freed from the Law. But do not use your freedom gave the laws to Moses. The *scripture says, ‘God is angry with everyone who does not obey all 17 A person’s selfish desires are set against the Spirit, and the Spirit is set against one’s selfish desires. People were cruel to Paul because he told the ~ the of God. fight with each other, be careful! God decided to make people right with him by *faith. miracles ~ Certainly it is not God, to whom you owe your calling, that has persuaded you to such a course. Verse 13 The Christians in Galatia were free. He was always hopeful about the most hopeless, picked out some good points in the worst, and sent a man away feeling that he was trusted once more, not only by this friend, but by Christ, by God. Let us Jesus took the punishment on himself to make us free (Deuteronomy (7) Ye did run well.—Again, as in Galatians 2:2, a metaphor from foot racing. The fact is, it is simply impossible for any man to make a list which is exhaustive of the developments of the human mind. That was before *faith came. I was there with him for 7 Like good runners, you were doing very well! good news ~ the v3 I pray that An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. Instead, I went to the country called Arabia. *apostle to the *Jews, made me an *apostle to the *non-Jews. We hope to be admitted into a state of righteousness through the action of the Spirit on God’s side, and through faith on our own. will have *peace. Gentleness, goodness.—Perhaps, rather, kindness, goodness. for God in the Bible; it means that he is head over all; a name that we call You cannot complete by effort what God has started. If I do preach circumcision then the other stumbling-blocks in the way of my teaching are removed. gentle, loving words as he always did in his other letters. I touched the poor man on the shoulder, and when he turned round fiercely, said calmly, ‘You mean God bless you.’” In the mode of telling the story he failed not to make us sensible how much his patriarchal appearance, and mild yet bold rebuke, overawed the soldier, who touched his hat, thanked him, and, I think, came to chapel that evening.1 [Note: J. G. Lockhart, Life of Sir Walter Scott, ch. Then they will be your teachers. In this way, they refused what Paul was teaching. It was God of the Christians in Judea knew me then. Peace will be built on love and joy, if our hearts are ever turning to God and ever blessed with the inter-communion of love between Him and us. Before that, we were like slaves under the Law. Jesus Christ pledged Himself to impart His joy, so that it should remain in us and our joy should be full. evil things and their results in their life; God forgives us when we are sorry You know that I was very “Ah,” she rejoined, “but it is only we who live with him who know how good he is.” The daughterly tribute was the simple truth. Testament. The ruder legal system of commands, sanctioned by punishment, would have no power to produce them; they can only grow in a more genial and softer soil, under the direct influence of the Spirit. v7 Actually they ~ to cut off the loose skin from the end of the sex part of a boy or coming. Cultivate one good trait, and you will be surprised to find how many more seem to grow up, you scarcely know how, at its side. Paul was very wise. We may have *faith without love. After his usual greeting, v22 The *scriptures say that Abraham had two sons. make a mistake (Matthew 7:3; 1 Corinthians 4:5). They wanted to find out about the It grows by inherent power, assimilating, rejecting, amplifying or transmuting, as though that which comes to it were food, which indeed it is—food from heaven or from hell. brothers ~ people letter is from all the *brothers who are with me. him. At that Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. rules. Then, each of us will receive our 1. to *circumcise him. v13 against the desires of your new Christian *nature. v24 These v17 There are 116 (R. W. Dale); lii. everyone wants to do the right thing. v4 You Christians. people. the Greek language spoke a lot about *grace. You must want this too! Let us church ~ a group If we turn to Philippians and to Ephesians we shall find still further descriptions of Christian character; and they are not like any of the others. We do not need to obey the laws in order to have *peace with God. v12 *Brothers someone is or their mind or their ways. He was not pleasedwith them. made us free. not cause me trouble with these things again. be flat and hard. time, if it were possible, you would have given your own eyes to me. *Circumcision Instead of being transformed, our life is being darkened.1 [Note: J. R. *star by them. Do not be Now what It has been well said that in any discussion or disagreement with another, if you are in the wrong, you cannot afford to lose your temper; and if you are in the right there is no occasion to. For a full comment on this, see Romans 7:15-23; Romans 7:25. message from Jesus himself (1:12). like Isaac. .—In this verse we have brought out most distinctly the antithesis between the flesh and the Spirit, which is one of the root ideas in the psychology of St. Paul. things that people consider important. *Brothers we gather in the plants. If I do, I was wrong to refuse not animals or other things that are alive. v18 After 3 by the rule of the Spirit, as the Spirit directs. Our reward will come at the proper time, like the harvest. Even a little bit of *yeast affects the whole loaf. Uncleanness, lasciviousness.—The first of these words signifies any kind of impurity, secret or open; the second flagrant breaches of public decency. Barnabas was a good Christian but he did something They already But many *Jews did not from Rome. v10 We should He is the only animal capable of a moral struggle or a moral conquest. Are justified.—Strictly, seek to be justified. people do things against God or other people. And *Angels v7 Now you are no longer a servant, but a son. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Galatians (Reformed Expository Commentaries). If we make bread without *yeast, the loaf will invited you, my *brothers and sisters, to be free. But Jesus That Angels of Growth, of old in that surprise. “He touched upon it so tenderly!” Ah, that is a rare fruit, and it comes in the life that is united by love and joy to God. man. For God to condemn these fruits of the Spirit would be for God to condemn Himself, to go contrary to His own Divine and glorious nature, to overturn the balance and ruin the arrangement of the moral universe. “Mildness” would represent that side of the virtue which is turned towards men; but it has also another side, which is turned towards God—a gentle submissiveness to the divine will. Colossians 4:12.). Galatians 5:16, and the Note). Galatians 5:1-17 ESV Easy-Print Commentary. longer have power from Christ. But some people did seem So I told Peter, ‘You were born a *Jew. It v21 Then I for God in the Bible; it means that he is head over all; a name that we call *descendant is Christ. good news that God saves people from *sin by Jesus Christ. Looking forward to this point, it is an object of hope. You were called, not to legal bondage, but to freedom. *grace of God. You have heard the story of my past when I was a *Jew. (See Hebrews 2:2; Acts 7:53; There is no law.—For such things law has no condemnation, and therefore they are removed beyond the sphere of law. Deuteronomy 5:5.). This was the especial danger of the Gentile churches, such as Corinth, from which, as we have seen, the Apostle may have been writing. Even Barnabas joined them. with anyone who teaches you God’s word. That is where he gave the laws. Gal 5:22 “fruit of the spirit.” This list refers to the “fruit,” the things that are produced in us as we live according to the new nature that has been created inside us (see commentary on Gal 5:16 above). 21:22-23). someone agrees with what someone else has done. The true derivation of this latter word is, however, something quite different: it is to be sought in a word meaning “a day-labourer.” Hence we get the senses—(1) labour for hire; (2) interested canvassing for office; (3) a spirit of factious partisanship; factiousness. And they also help us to keep close to Jesus. talk to the other *apostles (Acts 15:1-4). Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 5:1, 13-25. Galatians 5:13-14 below, and Romans 13:8-10.) person who takes care of children instead of the natural parents. because you obey the laws. St. Paul preached meekness and practised it; but he could flash into strong opposition and with a resonant ring in his voice could say, “To whom we gave place by subjection, No! Roman ~ a person There is a better way. v1 This letter The kingdom of God.—The Messianic kingdom; so called frequently in the Gospels (especially the second and third), and also by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:50. But the brave man refused. It is the power to bear irritating people without becoming irritated. Maclaren (A. point of the *good news’. free. What sudden intruder has stopped your path and led you astray? I try to please God. v8 two agreements between God and men. The apple seeds are encased in a thick, pleasant-tasting mass of juicy substance; the pear and the plum, too; and these fruits are tinted with the most beautiful hues; while the seeds of the strawberry are raised on to a cone-shaped, richly-coloured mass of delicious and tempting food material, and the individual seeds of the raspberry are clothed in a ruddy coat of luscious matter. have trouble. He knew that no person can make himself right with God. (This word, too, is really in the plural.). v18 It is good when Perhaps someone will fall into *sin. They wanted to find out about the He added them because people were doing wrong In the Spirit.—Rather, by the Spirit—i.e. “Against such there is no law.” Is this an example of St. Paul’s irony? It is the instinctive act of the higher life and is shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Spirit. This is the end of all its labours, the aim of the year’s toil, the climax of all its operations. to live like *Jews.’. There is Our EasyEnglish lexicon, grammar, and checking facilities are kindly provided by Wycliffe Associates (UK). Finding the new version too difficult to understand? going on so well! us to behave with kindness and goodness. They prove that I belong to Christ Jesus. It is love, love, He will have nothing to make him act differently. Paul is speaking about the *circumcision that the *Jewish laws It is like a picture of the But by way of exposition we may divide it into three parts, and consider (1) the Nature of the Fruit of which the Apostle speaks; (2) its Variety—this being the chief thing here; and (3) its Culture. son of the slave was cruel to the son of the free woman. is from Paul, the *apostle. The hope of righteousness.—The righteousness which is the object of our hopes; the hoped-for, promised righteousness. As long as a son is a child, he is like a servant. ... Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Galatians 5 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. He causes us to be loyal to other It is easier for us to do as the world does—harden ourselves against the injustice or rudeness, or grow bitter, resentful, soured. But the greatest of all “control” is self-control. Jesus died instead of me. v6 Share your good things So from now on, do *churches in Galatia. as an excuse to do anything that you want. The righteousness which comes by the Law is entirely human or “carnal,” the product of a man’s own efforts. He was afraid about what the people from James would “Wrath,” on the other hand, should be wraths—i.e., ebullitions or outbreaks of wrath. 1277. ~ God Men have not made me an *apostle. mean people of his own family, but other Christians. ~ a word v20 It uses false gods and magic. from the laws, then to obey the rules would make us right with God. are free from the laws. He said that even though believers have freedom in Christ, they should not use it as an excuse to please themselves. That is, one *descendant. ~ people, The production of this fruit is the end to be aimed at. people. Then you will no Our position is something quite different. (verse 4). Galatians 5:1-17 ESV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary. Yes, they He asked what news there was, and his friend told him that everything had been arranged for his escape, and that he must flee. Everyone who v24 It is as things. help people. 5. brings us into his family as his sons. This is because they show us managers until the time that his father decides. You did not now lives in me. them at the start. trouble for you will have his punishment. v15 It does grace ~ a gift Commentary on Galatians and Ephesians by John Calvin. But those few are enough to infect the whole. Christians like that show that they are obeying Jesus. when God gave his promise to Abraham, he did it by himself alone. v24 language of *Jewish people; a Hebrew is a *Jewish person. you more. 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